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Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division parade down the Champs-Élysées in Paris on August 29, 1944. The division was the first American division to enter the capital after its liberation. The 28th is the oldest Division in the US military and is known as the 'Iron Division'.

After the liberation of Paris ~ Soldiers of Pennsylvania's Twenty-eighth Infantry Division march along the Champs-Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background ~ August (AP Photo/Peter J.

28th Div, Bastogne Dec 20th 44

troops of the Infantry Division, who have been regrouped in security platoons for defense of Bastogne, Belgium, march down a street. Some of these soldiers lost their weapons during the German advance in this area.

Liberation of Holland - 1945.  soldaten uit Amerika en engeland.

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August 25, 1944.

Jeep: Soldiers of the U. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August

Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, Belgium, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. These men have been regrouped into security platoons for defense of the town.  The lead soldier is armed with an M3 .45 cal. sub-machine gun and an M1 Carbine over his shoulder.

Bastogne, België: Soldiers of the Infantry Division, U. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. Band of Brothers.

Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.

American infantry struggle ashore on Omaha Beach, D-Day June Looks straight out of "Saving Private Ryan"

On August 26, 1944, just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French 2nd Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

France Liberated - On August just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

France. A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons as both civilians and members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of 1944, prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August 25. You don't only have to thank the soldiers who liberate cities like Paris but also the civilians... ~

A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons. As both civilians & members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn.

American GIs with a little girl and her puppy in the rubble after the invasion of Normandy, Coleville sur Mer, 1944.

American soldiers comfort a little girl and her puppy after the invasion of Normandy. Colleville-sur-Mer, Note the look on the girls face and the concern of the GI's

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